Being a stay at home mum has always been a choice, the cost of childcare and travel mean that we would be no better off if I went out to work and I wouldn’t get to spend time at home with the children while they are small and need someone there. I am lucky in the fact that I blog full time now and can fit that around school pick up and drop off, still be at home to make tea for the family, bath the kids and then pick up the laptop once they are all in bed and work for a couple more hours.
There are a lot of dedicated websites to people who would like to work from home, whether that be setting up your own business or working freelance, there is something out there for everyone.
People Per Hour is a website where you can search for either what you would like done or pitch yourself to others looking for work, everyone works on a freelance basis so it is up to you to set your worth. People advertise the work they need carrying out and you ‘pitch’ yourself for the job. Never undervalue the work you can do just so that you get a job though – you pay for what you get!
Flare Studio is a content creation and talent development platform where brands post briefs for creatives to respond to and successful submissions lead to payment. Listing projects you can apply for this is an ideal platform for any video makers out there who wish to break into the advertising field. There is something for everyone with project settings available for creatives capturing home style short movies etc to vloggers and filmographers. The top tier platform is film makers and production companies.
Upwork is an online service that offers something for every type of freelancer and has over 1.5 million clients. It accommodates both short- and long-term projects, hourly or per-project work and expert-level and entry-level engagements. Whether you are starting out or an establish home worker, Upwork will have something to suit your needs.
Of course there is always the world of selling products etc online through the likes of Gumtree, Ebay, Etsy, Amazon and many more ‘shop’ platforms. Please remember though any money made online whether it be work or hobby should be declared as income to HMRC. Even car boot sale income is advised to be declared as it is extra income.
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